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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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isodump isoimage

Interactively display the contents of the ISO9660 image isoimage. Used to verify the integrity of the directory inside the image. isodump displays the first portion of the root directory and waits for commands. The prompt shows the extent number (zone) and offset within the extent, and the contents display at the top of the screen.



Search forward for the next instance of the search string.


Search backward within the image.


Search forward within the image.


Prompt for a new search string.


Prompt for a new starting block and go there.